CNC Nature Preschool

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 30 for Cincinnati Nature Center members. 

Click on the links below to place a deposit on a child's spot for the upcoming class. 

2 Day AM (Tuesday/Thursday) 8:30 – 11:30 am

2 Day PM (Tuesday/Thursday) 12:30 – 3:30 pm

3 Day AM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) 8:30 – 11:30 am

3 Day PM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Contact Nature Preschool Director Tisha Luthy to schedule a meeting at or (513) 831-1711, ext. 123. 

CNC Nature Preschool Open House

Sunday, March 5
2-4 pm

See how the Nature Center supports the "nature of children" through "children in nature" at CNC's Nature Preschool. You and your child may join CNC's Nature Preschool Director, Tisha Luthy and Lead Teacher Kristen Kleintop to visit the preschool and learn how our nature-based classroom uses outdoor experiences and classroom materials to support learning. Find out how to register for fall 2017. Free.

In The Media

Check out the Cincinnati Enquirer's special feature on CNC Nature Preschool featuring Preschool Director Tisha Luthy.

Click here to view the Article.

Why Choose Us

CNC Nature Preschool initiates a life-long, meaningful relationship with the natural world in a high quality early childhood environment. We are a fully licensed, nine-month preschool offering morning or afternoon classes for three- to five-year olds. Children must be three years old by September 1 of the year they enroll and must be toilet trained.    

Curriculum will be inquiry-based and student-driven. The inherent wonder, complexity, and beauty of the natural world will serve as a catalyst for each child’s growth and development.  Children will “learn by doing” through child-initiated play and active hands-on exploration of their environment where they gather information, pursue new questions, and construct their own theories of how the world works. Teachers will be observant, flexible, and creative facilitators and mentors who model an ethic of respect and love for all life. Nature will be the foundation for the curriculum.  Direct experience in nature is critical in meeting the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of children.  Our curriculum is based on Ohio Early Learning Content Standards and developmentally appropriate practices. 

For More Information

  • CNC Nature Preschool brochure: View PDF
  • Class options, tuition and application information: View PDF
  • Tisha Luthy and Kristen Kleintop bios: View PDF
  • Directions from the Rowe Woods entrance: View PDF

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Cincinnati Nature Center's Nature Preschool was awarded the Step Up to Quality Five-Star Rating, one of only a few preschools in Clermont County to receive this recognition.